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Vietnam Legal Update: New Law on Bankruptcy to take effect in January
Insight 22 Dec 2014

Vietnams new Law on Bankruptcy will take effect from 1 January 2015 bringing in a number of changes including a new definition of bankruptcy Partner Robert Fish and Junior Associates Giang Quang Nguyen and Linh Nguyen look at the most significant features of the new law and note what will differ ...

Important new changes to PNG company law
Insight 13 Mar 2015

Major changes to PNG company law have important ramifications for company directors company secretaries and anyone with an interest in the winding up of a company Partner Richard Kriedemann and Senior Associate Sarah Kuman report on the impact of the new laws ...

When is a trust a commercial necessity?
Insight 10 Mar 2015

The High Court has held that the proceeds of a forestry investment scheme were not held on trust for the investors by the operators of the scheme. ...

Court confirms priority to receivership profits
Insight 27 Apr 2015

A Supreme Court of Queensland judgment handed down today has provided greater certainty for secured creditors of companies that earn profits following the appointment of a receiver The judgment dispels suggestions that the law was uncertain and means that secured creditors can continue to fund ...

High Court decision on retention obligations provides some clarity to liquidators
Insight 14 Dec 2015

The High Court has ruled that a liquidator has no obligation to retain monies on account of tax until a notice of assessment has been issued The decision will provide much needed clarity for liquidators and other statutorily deemed trustees and agents Partners Charles Armitage and Christopher ...

You've got to be perfected - Equipment leasing and the PPSA
Insight 07 Mar 2016

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has again illustrated the potentially severe consequences for lessors of equipment and other goods under the vesting provisions of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 Cth The lease can be a security interest If the lessors dont perfect ...

Bankruptcy and insolvency law reforms and the innovation agenda
Insight 03 May 2016

The Federal Government has released a Proposals Paper on possible changes to bankruptcy and insolvency laws that will form part of its broader National Innovation and Science Agenda Reform to bankruptcy and insolvency law has been identified as an area that could contribute to changing the culture ...

Defending unfair preference claims: set-off and security revisited
Insight 26 May 2016

A recent Federal Court decision has highlighted two grounds on which creditors should consider defending unfair preference claims which are brought by liquidators Partner Chris Prestwich and Lawyer Tim Chiang look at a case that deals with what constitutes an unsecured debt and the extent to which ...

Is hourly billing for liquidators back?
Insight 21 Mar 2017

The NSW Court of Appeal has recently considered the basis on which liquidators reasonable remuneration should be determined Partner Chris Prestwich Senior Associate Przemek Kucharski and Lawyer Kane Kersaitis report on the decision in Sanderson as Liquidator of Sakr Nominees Pty Ltd in liquidation v ...

Ipso facto clauses, safe harbour for directors - our comments on the draft exposure legislation
Insight 10 Apr 2017

The Federal Government has released draft exposure legislation designed to facilitate company reconstructions Senior Finance Counsel Diccon Loxton Senior Associate Alicia Salvo and Associate Frances Navarro-Towan discuss some of the implications and issues ...

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